Mar 14, 2008

RASGULLA

Rasgulla - A very popular Bengali sweet, which is soft, Juicy & Spongy made from milk and the most popular sweet delicacy in Calcutta as well as rest of India and the world.Yesterday I happened to go through the cooking Manual which has been sent by my friend and found this delicious recipe for rasgullas.Immedietly decided to make for RCI.For these we have to make paneer using milk and cook it in sugar syrup. Here we go with the recipe....


INGREDIENTS:

Milk – 1/2gallon
Lemon juice or vinegar – 1/4cup
Sugar – 1cup
Water – 3cups
Saffron (optional)

METHOD:

In a heavy bottomed pan, put milk and bring it to boil. When it starts boiling add lemon juice/vinegar and stir continuously until the milk curdles completely. As soon as you see the water is clear while curling add some ice cubes and switch off the flame to stop the process of curdling. The intention here is to make soft paneer. Let it cool and set. Then drain using a cloth/strainer so that just the solid part remains, looked like paneer.

Hang it under the sink or put the cloth-covered paneer in a bigger bowl, which will collect the water dipping from the mixture. The intention here is to separate the solid curdled milk from the water or liquid part. Keep it for at least a couple of hours and squeeze the excess water by pressing the cloth. Make sure that there must not be any water remaining or the paneer balls, will break when put in sugar water.

When the water is completely drained, remove the paneer from the cloth and take it in a bowl. Now rub it well using your hands to form a smooth mixture. If the paneer is too dry, add a few drops of water, using the water squeezed from the paneer.You have to rub it for a long time to make it really smooth. Make the dough into equal parts and roll each part into a ball taking care to see that there are no cracks on the surface.



For sugar syrup mix the sugar and water in a in a pan on medium high heat and bring to a boil. Add all of the balls in one shot and close the lid. Cook for about seven minutes. Make sure the pan is large enough to accommodate the finished Rasgullas as they will expand to about double their size while cooking in the syrup. Close the heat and wait a few minutes before you open the lid.The Rasgullas should be little spongy. Serve the Rasgulla chilled with sprinkled saffron.

A Spoon for u!

Sending these Rasgullas to RCI-Bengal hosted by Sandeepa of "Bong Mom's cookbook".

51 comments:

Cham said...

Can i have the spoon dear:) cool u made it at home...

Asha said...

Excellent entry. I wanted to make it too but didn't have the time. Looks fabulous Dhivya, good job!:)

Divya Vikram said...

Wow..Dhivya that is indeed excellent..Love those rasagullas..They look just like the store bought ones..Great that u prepared it at home.

KayKat said...

Whhooooaaaaa! Those look perfect!

And you just reminded me that I'm long overdue on some bengali sweet making :)

kamala said...

Rasagullas look spongy.I too
thinking of making rasagullas to the event.

Rupa said...

Wow..Perfect Rosagullas!!!

Pooja said...

Its the only sweet which i like the most !!! you made it perfectly .
Kudos to you , I know its not that easy to make it perfect :) .
I know some one is gonna pick this dish for RCI , so I have choose to cook something else. yet to post :D.
Lovley entry for RCI -Bengal

Divya Vikram said...

Dhivs..
check my blog..have updated my recipes for arusuvai..

Shanthi said...

Thats really my fav one :D

Actually i guess thats the first sweet i did (wrote wrongly that pista kathli is the first sweet i made).

thats really simple and sweet right :D

Annu said...

Thats toooooooo good dhivya,awesome.....great entry dear.

Madhu said...

Hey Dhivya, those are aweesome looking rasgullas, very nice entry indeed. I have never made this at home, will keep your recipe on hand to try it.

sunita said...

Dhivya, those are some gorgeous rasgullas...perfect :-)

ANJALI JOSHI said...

dhivya, nice looking rasgullas.. i had tried to make rasgullas with ricotta cheese, but they didnt come out well.

Pragyan said...

Lovely! Isn't it one of the easiest dessert to make?

Trupti said...

hey Dhivya, these rasgullas loooks yummmy..send me some for desert.. :)

Laavanya said...

Very tempting pics dhivya.. I love these milky sweets like rasagulla and rasmalai... Yours look so good!

Seema said...

Wow! Made Rasagullas at home ... Great job!! They look so perfect & yummy!! Thats a great Entry for RCi Bengal.

Red Chillies said...

The last picture looks amazing. Must be good to the last drop!

sowmya said...

too good dhivya...you always make something which many hesitate to even try...first the jangris and now this...fantastic!!!

Bharathy said...

WOWOW!!!! Bookmarked!!!!!!

Seena said...

Don't love sweets, but the first pic is really tempting to eat..Love the pepper eggs too, my fav... Nowadays eating too much after all these roaming in the blogs.. :D

Lavi said...

superb Dhivi..You should have taken enough care to prepare this perfect one's..kudos to you!

Jayashree said...

That looks spongy and just perfect...

sra said...

That looks divine, Divya. One doubt - what exactly do you mean by rubbing the paneer? Making it non-lumpy and turning it into 'dough'?

Homecooked said...

Wow....u made this at home!!! Looks simply gorgeous and the pics are mouthwatering :)

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Excellent looking ragullas & so perfect. Love the saffron touch to them!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks excellent!! Thanx for giving us a spoon Dhivya;)

Sagari said...

wowwwwwww divya U made rasgullas like proooo

Uma said...

Wow, you look like a pro. in making rasagullas. Love the pictures, Dhivya! So wonderful and tempting to try.

Saswati said...

wow amazing rasgullas...you are a pro in making sweets dhivya!

Kalai said...

Rasgullas look perfect, Dhivya! Am totally impressed! :)

easycrafts said...

very perfect and tempting

Jaya said...

absolutely perfect dhivya..
my fav ...
hugs and smiles
jaya

Roopa said...

Oh my god dhivya, Lovely pic and I love rasgullah:) mmm, Thanks for the recipe, i will try it out, can we make this with ricotta cheese?

Cynthia said...

What a temptress you are offering and luring us with that big spoon of soft, spongy, pillowy rasgulla!

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to seeing you around and visiting your place as well.

Divya said...

Wow Dhivya,your homemade rasgullas look so yummy.Good pictures too.Shall try it soon!!!

LG said...

They look yummo!! Loved them!

Kalpana said...

Wow, I love it.....:)

Rachel said...

Gorgeous...and looks really well done!

Bharathy said...

Dhivya I tried it today..still getting cooked...hope they would come out perfect!So far so good!:)
Thanks for sharing the step by step procedures :)

Happy cook said...

OH Bookmarked it too. This is hubbies and my daughters favourite

AnuZi said...

Rasgulla from scratch! wow....amazing. pics look fantastic too. Keep the food coming :o)

It's all about passion for cooking said...

indeed excellent...muje milga ek plz :))) Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Dhivya said...

Thanks u so much girls for sharing ur comments:)))

Sra - yes sra:)i've meant the same...we should kneaad panner into dough to make balls


Roopa - i am not sure abt ricotta cheese roopa:(.heard from friend that they didnt come out well.

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

EXCELLENT ...They look perfect!!!

Cilantro said...

Nice soft looking rasaggulla! Thanks for sharing.
Sarada.

Sandeepa said...

What perfect rosgollas, thanks for the beautiful entry

Meera said...

It looks perfect. I just love Bengali sweets. Rasgulla looks so delicious. Wish I was there to eat!! :-)

SANKHA said...

ITS NOT "RASGULLA".
ITS KNOWN AS "ROSSOGOLLA".

By,
Sankha Das.
Director, K. C. Das Grandson (P) Ltd.
Manufacturer and exporter of Rossogolla, Gulabjamuns, Sandesh, Kalajamuns, etc

Visit: www.kcdasgrandson.com

Dr Rajesh said...

It is very difficult to make round soft spongy white Bengali Rasgullas at home.I have tried to explain all imp steps in my video.Pl follow these steps carefully and U will enjoy the experience. After a lot of hard work, trials and patience I got the success continuously and consistently.Today I am sharing my recipe and video with u all.Thank You
Dr Rajesh Khatwani

Video link

http://www.ziddu.com/download/3193245/Bengali%20Rasgullas.wmv.html

Enter drrkhatwani in search box of youtube and U will be able to see 2 part video on Rasgullas

saroj said...

one sweet i have always tried of making and i fail everytime is rosgolla. i tried your method and even tried by adding maida cornflour and rava..... result all failed.
can anyone really prepare home made rosgolla???? i have my doubts
i tried 11 timesss